Potential California legislation seeks to expand federal law regarding cosmetic labeling and animal testing.
I am excited to announce a few changes to the agenda for our Looking Good in the Eyes of the Law seminar. Curt Valva of Aubrey Organics will be the MC for the seminar. In addition, Dr. Paula Johnson, Research Scientist and Lead of the California Safe Cosmetics Act Program will be a presenter. A [...]
Are you ready? It is time to comply with the California Air Resources Board’s ("CARB") new reporting requirements-- The 2013 Consumer & Commercial Products Survey. All companies selling "chemically formulated consumer and commercial products in or into California MUST report their 2013 sales and formulation data. Under California law, CARB is authorized by law to [...]
Over the coming months, I will present elements of the new EU Regulation 1223/2009 (Cosmetics Regulation) with a discussion of differences between the U.S. and E.U. rules. This first installment pertains to prohibited substances and provides a glance at some recently enacted or pending legislation pertaining to chemicals. The EU Cosmetics Directive (76/768/EEC) bans or restricts over [...]
Earlier this week, I saw a Twitter feed for a story published by The Associated Press called "The meaning of 'organic' hazy for nonfood items." I decided it may be helpful to provide a response--at least as to cosmetics --about a few things mentioned in the article. First, agricultural products, which comply with the NOP, may [...]